Recipe: Peas With Shallots and Lemon

Packed with nutrients (and flavor!)
Bowl filled with peas, onions and shallots

This quick and easy dish is sure to be a favorite on your table. Visit your local farmer’s market for fresh-picked peas grown perfectly under the summer sun ― or frozen peas will work just fine, too.

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  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound green peas, thawed (if frozen) or fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest


  1. In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the shallots and cook, stirring often, until tender and caramelized, 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in the crushed red pepper. Add the peas, salt, black pepper and 2 tablespoons of water.
  3. Cook, stirring often, until the peas are heated through and tender, about 3 minutes.
  4. Grate in the lemon zest and serve.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 4 servings

Calories: 132
Total fat: 7 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Protein: 5 g
Carbohydrate: 15 g
Dietary fiber: 5 g
Sugar: 5 g
Added sugar: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 75 mg

Developed by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness.

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